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Efficiency in Learning Evidence-Based Guidelines to Manage Cognitive Load

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ISBN-10: 0787977284

ISBN-13: 9780787977283

Edition: 2006

Authors: Ruth Clark, Frank Nguyen, John Sweller

List price: $85.00
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Description:

This guide is a practical resource for instructional professionals such as trainers and educators. It shows how to apply the strategies that originate from Cognitive Load Theory (CLT), and combines understanding of theoretical learning mechanisms with practical research-based guidelines.
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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/16/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Contents of the CD-ROM
Acknowledgments
Introduction
An Introduction to Efficiency in Learning
Cognitive Load and Efficiency in Learning
The Psychology of Efficiency
Basic Guidelines for Managing (Irrelevant) Cognitive Load
Use Visuals and Audio Narration to Exploit Working Memory Resources
Focus Attention and Avoid Split Attention
Weed Your Training to Manage Limited Working Memory Capacity
Provide External Memory Support to Reduce Working Memory Load
Use Segmenting, Sequencing, and Learner Pacing to Impose Content Gradually
Transition from Worked Examples to Practice to Impose Mental Work Gradually
Instructional Guidelines for Imposing Relevant Cognitive Load
Put Working Memory to Work with Germane Load
Tailoring Instruction to Learner Expertise
Accommodate Differences in Learner Expertise
Use Rapid Testing to Adapt e-Learning to Learner Expertise
Cognitive Load Theory in Perspective
Applying Cognitive Load Theory
The Evolution of Cognitive Load Theory: A Personal Perspective
All About the Numbers
Glossary
References
About the Authors
Index
List of Figures and Tables
How to Use the CD-ROM